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1 World War II Mapping The Pacific Theater

2 World War II

3 Follow along on your blank Pacific map to trace the course of World War Two in the European Theater World War II

4 Overview: The Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor is one of the most memorable events of World War Two. It caused the United States to officially enter World War Two not only against Japan, but soon against Nazi Germany in Europe. However, the Pearl Harbor attack was just one part of the story of the Pacific Theater. Key events led up to the attack, and key battles eventually led to an American Victory against the Japanese by World War II

5 The following 15 steps are representative of major events in the story of the Pacific Theater in World War Two, but they are certainly not the only ones. World War II Map Activity Keep it organized and write small letters, or the final product might get a little crowded!

6 World War II Map Activity Step 1: Label these geographic features Pacific Ocean Pacific Islands N. America S. America Australia Antarctica Asia

7 World War II Map Activity Step 2: Shade in the Empire of Japan Pacific Ocean Pacific Islands N. America S. America Australia Asia Japan Antarctica

8 World War II Map Activity Step 3: Shade in the United States Pacific Ocean Pacific Islands United States Japan Asia N. America S. America Australia Antarctica

9 World War II Map Activity Step 4: Shade in the areas controlled by the Empire of Japan by 1941 Pacific Ocean Pacific Islands United States Japan Asia N. America S. America Australia Antarctica

10 World War II Map Activity Step 5: Draw a “NO” sign on the Panama Canal, since the U.S. disallowed Japanese ships through the Panama Canal in 1940 Pacific Ocean Pacific Islands United States Japan Panama Canal Asia N. America S. America Australia Antarctica No Japanese boats

11 World War II Map Activity Step 6: Draw a “NO” sign on an oil ship, since U.S. placed an oil and scrap metal embargo on Japan in 1940 Pacific Ocean Pacific Islands United States Japan Panama Canal Oil Embargo No U.S. oil to Japan Asia N. America S. America Australia Antarctica No Japanese boats

12 World War II Map Activity Step 7: Draw a Japanese plane over Hawaii, indicating the Dec 7 th, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor Pacific Ocean Pacific Islands Pearl Harbor ( ) United States Japan Panama Canal Oil Embargo No U.S. oil to Japan Asia N. America S. America Australia Antarctica No Japanese boats

13 World War II Map Activity Step 8: Japanese Internment sent all Japanese-Americans living along the West Coast of the U.S. to camps further inland Pacific Ocean Pacific Islands Pearl Harbor ( ) United States Japan Panama Canal Oil Embargo No U.S. oil to Japan Asia N. America S. America Australia Antarctica No Japanese boats Internment

14 World War II Map Activity Step 9: Draw a Declaration of War document on Washington D.C. since Franklin D. Roosevelt asked Congress to declare war Pacific Ocean Pacific Islands Pearl Harbor ( ) United States Japan Panama Canal Oil Embargo No U.S. oil to Japan Asia N. America S. America Australia Antarctica No Japanese boats Internment

15 World War II Map Activity Step 10: The Doolittle Raids were a series of bombings over Tokyo, which boosted U.S. morale after Pearl Harbor and worsened Japanese morale Pacific Ocean Pacific Islands Pearl Harbor ( ) United States Japan Panama Canal Oil Embargo No U.S. oil to Japan Doolittle Raid ‘42 Asia N. America S. America Australia Antarctica No Japanese boats Internment

16 World War II Map Activity Step 11: The Battle of Midway (1942) was a decisive U.S. victory and devastated the Japanese fleet Pacific Ocean Pacific Islands Pearl Harbor ( ) United States Japan Panama Canal Oil Embargo No U.S. oil to Japan Doolittle Raid ‘42 Asia N. America S. America Australia Antarctica No Japanese boats Battle of Midway ‘42 Internment

17 World War II Map Activity Step 12: The Gilbert and Marshall Islands (1943) were fought over, along with many other Pacific Islands Pacific Ocean Pacific Islands Pearl Harbor ( ) United States Japan Panama Canal Oil Embargo No U.S. oil to Japan Doolittle Raid ‘42 Asia N. America S. America Australia Antarctica No Japanese boats Battle of Midway ‘42 Internment Marshall Islands ‘43

18 World War II Map Activity Step 13: Guam and the Philippines were fought over (1944) as U.S. forces moved closer to Japan Pacific Ocean Pacific Islands Pearl Harbor ( ) United States Japan Panama Canal Oil Embargo No U.S. oil to Japan Doolittle Raid ‘42 Asia N. America S. America Australia Antarctica No Japanese boats Battle of Midway ‘42 Philippines ‘44 Internment Marshall Islands ‘43

19 World War II Map Activity Step 14: Fierce and bloody fighting at the 5-week-long Battle of Iwo Jima (1945) gave the U.S. a staging point to invade or bomb Japan Pacific Ocean Pacific Islands Pearl Harbor ( ) United States Japan Panama Canal Oil Embargo No U.S. oil to Japan Doolittle Raid ‘42 Asia N. America S. America Australia Antarctica No Japanese boats Battle of Midway ‘42 Philippines ‘44 Iwo Jima ‘45 Internment Marshall Islands ‘43

20 World War II Map Activity Step 15: After refusing to negotiate, the U.S. dropped two nuclear bombs on Japan (Hiroshima and Nagasaki), leading to a quick surrender. Pacific Ocean Pacific Islands Pearl Harbor ( ) United States Japan Panama Canal Oil Embargo No U.S. oil to Japan Doolittle Raid ‘42 Asia N. America S. America Australia Antarctica No Japanese boats Battle of Midway ‘42 Marshall Islands ‘43 Philippines ‘44 Iwo Jima ‘45 A-Bombs ‘45 Internment

21 World War II Map Activity Step 1: Label these geographic features Step 2: Shade in the Empire of Japan Step 3: Shade in the United States Step 4: Shade in the areas controlled by the Empire of Japan by 1941 Step 5: Draw a “NO” sign on the Panama Canal, since the U.S. Step 6: Draw a “NO” sign on an oil ship, since U.S. placed an oil embargo Step 7: Draw a Japanese plane by Hawaii, showing Pearl Harbor attack Step 8: Japanese Internment along the West Coast of the U.S. Step 9: Draw a Declaration of War document on Washington D.C. Step 10: The Doolittle Raids Step 11: Battle of Midway (1942) Step 12: Gilbert and Marshall Islands (1943) Step 13: Guam and the Philippines (1944) Step 14: Battle of Iwo Jima (1945) Step 15: Nuclear bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki


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